STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson
Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove – the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands. His tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in depth through hundreds of interviews, 49 transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded all-star performances, and more than 50 rarely seen photos in this stellar tribute to behind-the-scenes Motown. Written in standard notation (no TAB). 194 pages. Includes 2 audio CD's.
Product Code: HL017
Format: Book & 2 CDs
Artist/Author: James Jamerson, Allan Slutsky
Publisher/Distributor: Hal Leonard Corporation
US$35.00

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Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove – the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands. His tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in depth through hundreds of interviews, 49 transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded all-star performances, and more than 50 rarely seen photos in this stellar tribute to behind-the-scenes Motown. Written in standard notation (no TAB). 194 pages. Includes 2 audio CD's.

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